RoMEO Studies 3: How academics expect to use open-access research papers

Gadd, Elizabeth and Oppenheim, Charles and Probets, Steve RoMEO Studies 3: How academics expect to use open-access research papers., 2003 [Preprint]

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This paper is the third in a series of studies emanating from the UK JISC-funded RoMEO Project (Rights Metadata for Open-archiving). It considers previous studies of the usage of electronic journal articles through a literature survey. It then reports on the results of a survey of 542 academic authors as to how they expected to use open-access research papers. This data is compared with results from the second of the RoMEO Studies series as to how academics wished to protect their open-access research papers. The ways in which academics expect to use open-access works (including activities, restrictions and conditions) are described. It concludes that academics-as-users do not expect to perform all the activities with open-access research papers that academics-as-authors would allow. Thus the rights metadata proposed by the RoMEO Project would appear to meet the usage requirements of most academics.

Item type: Preprint
Keywords: Romeo Project, copyright, Open archive
Subjects: E. Publishing and legal issues.
Depositing user: Andrea Marchitelli
Date deposited: 27 May 2004
Last modified: 02 Oct 2014 11:58


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